Latest in Motivation
  • Casey Keller
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Having a Heart Attack at 60 Feet in the Air

    Having a Heart Attack at 60 Feet in the Air

    I'm screaming, "I'M GOING TO FALL!" With a small jerk of a half inch rope and not putting much faith into the carabiner that I'm hooked in, along with the harness that is attached to my body. I feel it. I'm having a heart attack. The surge of endorphins and adrenaline pumping into my veins, my heart feeling like it is literally going to explode and I'm going to die.
  • Deana Ramsey
    Published about 15 hours ago
    When is the Turning Point?

    When is the Turning Point?

    Where do I begin? February of 2018 is where everything started to change.
  • Jasmine Morris
    Published about 19 hours ago
    How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

    How to Become the Best Version of Yourself

    Some will, some won't, so what? Who's next?
  • The MidLife RoadTrip
    Published about 20 hours ago
    The MidLife RoadTrip

    The MidLife RoadTrip

    Every landscape carries its own energy.
  • Lindsay W
    Published a day ago
    How to Conquer Your Fears

    How to Conquer Your Fears

    When one embarks on the journey of self-discovery, one really has no idea what they are really getting themselves into. What starts off as just a gentle curiosity about who and what we truly are turns into a crazy, life-changing journey that will make you see yourself and your life in a completely different way.
  • Craig Braquet
    Published 2 days ago
    My Journey to Truly Understanding Love

    My Journey to Truly Understanding Love

    As a young person i would have said that LOVE was what one felt toward their Mother, Father, and Siblings, but I came from a pretty dysfunctional family and I wouldn't wish that love on anyone. It took me seven years away from my family before I could tell my partner that I loved them, because every time the word was about to come out of my mouth I thought of my father, whom I'd been told to parrot the words "I love you" to, even though I'd never heard them from him. I had to relearn the world LOVE under a non-familial context. I had to "learn" how to love again. After those seven years of relearning, I looked up definitions of the word: "A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person," YES, if that was love, then I sincerely felt it for my then partner of seven years. How about "a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend."? Well, I loved my mother, and though Jay and I didn't really get along very well at the time, I was fond of my brother, but again that "family love" got stuck in my throat when it came to my dad. I finally came to realize that, at that time in my life, "love takes time", and I was learning that I had to separate the idea of "familial love" and "non familial love". Once I made that distinction I could vocalize that I loved the person that I'd decided to share my life's journey with, my partner, and over time I realized that I could love other people too. That there were different kinds of love. I found out that the more I loved people, the more those old definitions of love fell away
Staff Picks
  • Anti Clvtch
    Published 5 days ago
    Acid Box Meaning

    Acid Box Meaning

    Hello, I am Anti Clvtch. It's nice of you guys to drop by. I am an artist and brand owner, my Instagram is @anti.clvtch. If you would like to check out my page and watch my journey feel free to follow and keep tabs on the page. Now this acid box used to just be some complete and utter accident that I made the first day I decided to do a collage art-style, which is basically finding a bunch of pictures and making them come together to form something completely different or completely random. I choose to make it look psychedelic and trippy because I like making art that makes people just say "WTF" out loud.
  • Silver CrowV1
    Published 9 days ago
    Are You That Snorlax Blocking Your Own Path?

    Are You That Snorlax Blocking Your Own Path?

    Heyo guys! If you have ever played or watched Pokemon in your life, you might have realized what I'm talking about here. There is this giant Snorlax which sleeps in the middle of the road, blocking the path; and if you are playing it for the first time, then like me, you might have had no clue what to do, but you totally want to capture it... sorry to be the bearer of the bad news, but it's not gonna happen (unless you play some more and get a flute).
  • Marci Brodock
    Published 20 days ago
    3 Morning Routine Must Do's

    3 Morning Routine Must Do's

    The words "morning routine" are all the buzz in the world of personal development these days. The most successful people are locked into their morning routines, and claim it is an important component of their success. People become obsessed with the morning routine of the successful people they look up to, but morning routines are not something that can be copied to achieve success. Morning routines need to be a personal journey for you in order for them to become a meaningful part of your day. However, there are three consistent actions that are required to help you start your day with success.
  • Nathalia Ramos
    Published 29 days ago
    What Acting Taught Me

    What Acting Taught Me

    For me, acting always served a very specific purpose. When I first started, I couldn't have been more than 5 or 6, it was for pure, innocent joy. Relentless pleading from their boisterous and self-assured child left my parents with little choice, but to enroll me in acting classes. Then, around 12, my hobby turned into a career. This career would fill my days with acting classes and auditions. Days turned into years. There would be the occasional triumph, those fortunate moments when working meant going to set and earning a paycheck. But more often than not, working meant class, practice, audition, repeat. It wasn't until more recently in life, when the realities of adulthood brought forth new and unfamiliar experiences, that it came to serve yet another distinct purpose.
  • Kate Eckman
    Published 2 months ago
    Four Steps to Unshakable Self-Confidence

    Four Steps to Unshakable Self-Confidence

    We've all felt the sting of being let down, frustrated, unfulfilled, or not quite good enough in our lives and relationships. I have been guilty of having unrealistic expectations of others, wanting them to shower me with compliments, approval, and validation, sometimes even trying to control situations or outcomes in an attempt to get what I thought would make me feel good. It was a painful, exhausting way to live.
  • Kristina Sarhadi
    Published 2 months ago
    Kill Yourself:

    Kill Yourself:

    “The only thing that punk rock should ever really mean is not sitting ‘round and waiting for the lights to go green.” —Frank Turner
Advice
  • The MidLife RoadTrip
    Published about 20 hours ago
    The MidLife RoadTrip

    The MidLife RoadTrip

    Every landscape carries its own energy.
  • Harold Sconiers
    Published 5 days ago
    When the Past Threatens Your Future and Destroys the Present

    When the Past Threatens Your Future and Destroys the Present

    Memory is an essential part of the human condition. Past experiences provide a frame of reference for the present and future. Hanging on to the past, however, can rob tomorrow of its potential.
  • Jodie Paterson
    Published 5 days ago
    How to Motivate Yourself on "Off" Days

    How to Motivate Yourself on "Off" Days

    Lack of motivation is so common, and we all experience it at some point in our lives. We can go from 100 to 0 in the matter of seconds, and let’s face it, it’s so much easier to sit and watch Netflix instead of doing anything productive (that’s how I have spent my morning… whoops). Here’s the thing though, sometimes a rest is good, however if that’s all you’re doing then you won’t get anything done, and will feel like you’ve wasted your time. We all have off days, but the most successful people still find a way to work on them, below are my top tips to motivating yourself on an off day.
Book Review
  • Shirley Yanez
    Published 30 days ago
    'The Mind Detective'

    'The Mind Detective'

    Publishing Triumph For Illiterate Self-Made Millionaire.
  • Shirley Yanez
    Published about a month ago
    'The Mind Detective'

    'The Mind Detective'

    One of six children, Shirley Yanez was born and raised in poverty on a council estate in Leicester in the 1950s. She received no formal education, and would later discover that she was dyslexic. She would go on to use her innate confidence, unbreakable self-belief, and indestructible drive to escape her difficult start in life, finally reaching the top of the money and power mountain within the hyper-capitalist world of Wall Street and the City of London finance.
  • Get Up Nation Podcast
    Published about a month ago
    Welcome to 'Get Up Nation®'!

    Welcome to 'Get Up Nation®'!

    My name is Ben Biddick. I’m the Creator and Host of the Get Up Nation® Show and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Chicago Cub and Miami Marlin Adam Greenberg. Get Up Nation® is a group of people dedicated to developing and sustaining resilience and perseverance in their lives, organizations, and societies. I want you to join us to create positive impact in your sphere of influence! The Get Up Nation® Show is a product of Great Waters Media, a division of Ideal State Consulting. Below are the Vision and Mission of the Get Up Nation® Show.
Goals
  • Casey Keller
    Published about 13 hours ago
    Having a Heart Attack at 60 Feet in the Air

    Having a Heart Attack at 60 Feet in the Air

    I'm screaming, "I'M GOING TO FALL!" With a small jerk of a half inch rope and not putting much faith into the carabiner that I'm hooked in, along with the harness that is attached to my body. I feel it. I'm having a heart attack. The surge of endorphins and adrenaline pumping into my veins, my heart feeling like it is literally going to explode and I'm going to die.
  • Anti Clvtch
    Published 5 days ago
    Acid Box Meaning

    Acid Box Meaning

    Hello, I am Anti Clvtch. It's nice of you guys to drop by. I am an artist and brand owner, my Instagram is @anti.clvtch. If you would like to check out my page and watch my journey feel free to follow and keep tabs on the page. Now this acid box used to just be some complete and utter accident that I made the first day I decided to do a collage art-style, which is basically finding a bunch of pictures and making them come together to form something completely different or completely random. I choose to make it look psychedelic and trippy because I like making art that makes people just say "WTF" out loud.
  • Mike Guimond
    Published 5 days ago
    Send Me on My Way

    Send Me on My Way

    Whenever I start something like this, my mind reels on what I should even write about, how it should be written... I could go on, talk about how I'm trying to navigate my abysmal brain through the clouds of chaos... again there's many ways I could have started this off. I want to talk about what brewed it, the thunder, the lightning. It's funny to think that the latter actually comes before the former. Then again, in life, we don't always see what's coming. We hear it in our heads: our greatest fears. What we don't realize is, when we let them consume us, that is when they strike. It's troubling for me to even write about this because I haven't fully realized it myself yet. Those clouds become bigger when we're afraid of what we cannot control. The storm in my head, you must be wondering? It's raging more than it ever has. From within, down to my fingers, onto these keys, in front of my eyes... it drains from me all that needs to be, and lets the sun in. As I say this, the sun illuminates the world outside my window. It's a state of mind we all wish we had, but no one is free from the storms that life creates. It's a struggle for me to get these words out, but I already told you that. Maybe I'm too nervous, thinking my voice won't be heard, or at least not in the right way. It might not be satisfying for me, but isn't that the snake-eating-its-tail all writers face? Facing it. That's what I'm doing right now. So enough being scatterbrained... here goes nothing (that has many meanings to me right now, but maybe I'll go into that later).
Happiness
  • Sarah McGlashan
    Published 3 days ago
    Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    Tips for Maintaining a Positive Attitude

    If you switch on the news today, all you are bound to see is negativity. If the news were to be believed, it could be easily perceived that our world is about to end. The unfortunate reality is that it isn’t only the news that breeds negativity, but people and social media as well. All of this negativity leads to a destructive mindset and affects the quality of our life.
  • Kim Townsend
    Published 3 days ago
    It's All About Joy!
  • Carrie Ly
    Published 3 days ago
    5 Ways to Build Self Happiness

    5 Ways to Build Self Happiness

    The reason why I’m writing this post is because I feel as though in the past few years I’ve been surrounded by people that were going through mentally hard times and always tried to seek a significant other or a momentarily dose of numbness just to fill the void of emptiness or loneliness they feel about their lives or about themselves. Everyone is suffering in their own way and it’s just a part of life. But in the end, you have to realize you have such a powerful ability to live life the way you want it to be and when you come across a undesirable feeling of sadness—the only person who can pull you back up is yourself and you really need a positive mind set in order to change the way you feel.
Healing
  • Craig Braquet
    Published 2 days ago
    My Journey to Truly Understanding Love

    My Journey to Truly Understanding Love

    As a young person i would have said that LOVE was what one felt toward their Mother, Father, and Siblings, but I came from a pretty dysfunctional family and I wouldn't wish that love on anyone. It took me seven years away from my family before I could tell my partner that I loved them, because every time the word was about to come out of my mouth I thought of my father, whom I'd been told to parrot the words "I love you" to, even though I'd never heard them from him. I had to relearn the world LOVE under a non-familial context. I had to "learn" how to love again. After those seven years of relearning, I looked up definitions of the word: "A profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person," YES, if that was love, then I sincerely felt it for my then partner of seven years. How about "a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend."? Well, I loved my mother, and though Jay and I didn't really get along very well at the time, I was fond of my brother, but again that "family love" got stuck in my throat when it came to my dad. I finally came to realize that, at that time in my life, "love takes time", and I was learning that I had to separate the idea of "familial love" and "non familial love". Once I made that distinction I could vocalize that I loved the person that I'd decided to share my life's journey with, my partner, and over time I realized that I could love other people too. That there were different kinds of love. I found out that the more I loved people, the more those old definitions of love fell away
  • MarisaKaye
    Published 3 days ago
    The Need for Constant Validation

    The Need for Constant Validation

    In today’s society, we sometimes look at others for external validation. Whether that validation is about our outfit of the day, Instagram posts, who we date, or bigger life decisions such as moving cities or quitting our jobs. When I first started therapy, I never noticed how often I was looking for outside validation from someone else that I was on the right “path” in my life. Once I started to really look within and understand my self-sabotaging behaviors, I started questioning my thoughts, and one phrase I repeated to myself often: “How is someone else supposed to know that I’m doing the right thing for me? The only person that can validate that I’m on the right path is myself.” I still catch myself with self-doubting thoughts, but for a really long time, I was at a point in my life where I couldn’t trust myself to make decisions, big or small.
  • Cheyenne Martinez
    Published 5 days ago
    Moving Forward

    Moving Forward

    So here we are. It was quite some time ago I wrote an article saying how I was going to try to do this—write more. In that time I wrote one (other) article. Trying to find your footing as an adult is hard. I recently graduated university, left an unhealthy relationship, and started doing the creative things I felt like doing. A part of the leap I took was understanding that when you leap, you fall. But you have to absolutely, pick yourself up again.
How To
  • Lindsay W
    Published a day ago
    How to Conquer Your Fears

    How to Conquer Your Fears

    When one embarks on the journey of self-discovery, one really has no idea what they are really getting themselves into. What starts off as just a gentle curiosity about who and what we truly are turns into a crazy, life-changing journey that will make you see yourself and your life in a completely different way.
  • Emily Stroia
    Published 2 days ago
    A Guide for When Life Falls Apart

    A Guide for When Life Falls Apart

    We get blindsided, overwhelmed, and lost.
  • Landon Girod
    Published 10 days ago
    4 Ways to Give Zero F*cks

    4 Ways to Give Zero F*cks

    So my story might sound familiar to you. And if it isn’t, then you’re probably a Buddhist monk, or dead. And if you’re the latter, congratulations! You’re officially a zombie.
Self Help
Social Media
  • Fully Functioning Female
    Published 29 days ago
    I Deleted My Instagram

    I Deleted My Instagram

    Originally posted to my blog.
  • Ashley
    Published about a month ago
    The Perfection of Perception

    The Perfection of Perception

    I’ve been conducting an experiment.
  • Ashlee :)
    Published 2 months ago
    Modern Day Detox

    Modern Day Detox

    These days everyone is a little more addicted to their phones than they'd like to admit. I know as a college student, I always have my phone on me, and there rarely passes an hour where I don't check it. Our phones and computers have become a fight for our attention, with social media, ads and constant reminders of what the rest of the world is doing. In no way am I trying to paint the Internet as this evil thing, because I think it serves many great purposes, like keeping us all connected and more informed. But everyone needs a break. Having information and entertainment constantly at our fingertips creates a need in our brain to be occupied with something at all times. This can create a shorter attention span and make it more difficult to focus. I myself find it hard to simply watch a TV show without being on my phone scrolling through some form of media. Taking a breath from the digital world that we are all so engulfed will give you new freedom. It will give you your independence back and release the Internet's hold on your attention and brain space.
Success
  • Ryan McDonagh
    Published 3 days ago
    The Things I Wish I Knew

    The Things I Wish I Knew

    So by now it shouldn’t come as a surprise to most, but we live in a time where we can argue that we’re all on a pretty even playing field. The Internet and technology that we all have access to enables us to reach far and beyond anything that came even 10 years ago… the advice of "just do it" is something that I’ve actually put into practice time and time again, but there’s one main important thing to consider... Audience!
  • Selina Blue
    Published 4 days ago
    Stuck in Limbo

    Stuck in Limbo

    Life in limbo, feeling lost—just a few phrases we seem to throw about when life is taking us on a not-so-pleasant path, or when life just seems to not be happening the way we had pictured it to go. You may feel you are up against a brick wall, stuck in the same situation with little or no progress been made whatsoever.
  • Harold Sconiers
    Published 5 days ago
    The Concept Of "Deserving"

    The Concept Of "Deserving"

    A lot of people don’t believe that they “Deserve” to be wealthy. But this is simply not true. And, if you have this block, then I’d like to clear it up right now.